Northern News : March 30th 2011
13 NORTHERN NEWS, MARCH 30, 2011 WESOFTEWK WHEELS OF THE WEEK A/HRS: RICHARD ELEY (09) 407 7615 STUART ATKINSON 0274 948 880 RENTON MOTORS (1976) LTD LMVD NEW PREMISES: 3 Clifford Street, Kaikohe PHONE 09 401 0313 FAX 401 0315 Sales and Service at $12,995 2000 MAZDA BOUNTY Double Cab, Wellside, 2WD, Turbo Diesel 3610734AA Apt 11 Waterfront Suites 98 Marsden Road Paihia MORTGAGEE TENDER OPPORTUNITY Waterfront Suites, this luxurious, managed one bedroom apartment enjoys seaviews and overlooks the pool. Located on the ground floor with its own terrace, this apartment offers excellent indoor/outdoor living. Forget the car -- leave it in the secure underground car park. Laze on your terrace, watch the yachts sail by, stroll across to the wharf, swim in the pool or meander to the nearest café. Now managed by the Heritage Group these apartments are showing healthy returns and are becoming even more desirable. Your opportunity to own your own holiday pad on the waterfront in Paihia and earn an income. Tenders Close 2pm Wednesday 27th April 2011 Contact Jan Madden 09 402 6611 or 027 488 4004 Century 21 Jan Madden Real Estate MREINZ Paihia Office: 09 402 8638 Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 Nor thla ndMotoringAdvertising feature From a heap of junk to a fleet of 15 vehicles Humble beginnings: Kelvin Petrie's fleet of work vehicles has grown from two vans to 15 vehicles in 34 years. When Kerikeri elec- trician Kelvin Petrie started in business in 1977, his first work vehicle was a 1969 Morris Minor JU van. He describes the 1500cc, manual, four- speed van as a piece of junk . The van was a real workhorse despite having a few hundred thousand miles on the clock when he bought it.It had heaps of room and was the biggest van available at the time. Kelvin speaks with more fondness when he recalls the second vehicle in his fleet -- an 1100cc, 1964 Morris Minor van he bought in 1978 for $900. The van was great to drive and had awe- some acceleration. He hasn t forgotten the day he beat a Jag- uar off the mark at the lights and through an intersection. Of course it over- took me about 50 metres after that and disappeared into the distance because the old Morrie was a bit gutless in a straight line, Kelvin says. Time has passed and the company has grown dramatically since he built premises at Mill Lane. These days his com- pany vans are branded Laser Electrical North- land. He and business partner Murray Clarke have a fleet of 15 vehicles between their Kerikeri and Opua operations. While Kelvin enjoys driving his 88 Landcru- iser, he reckons he d drive a 1954 300SL Gullwing Mercedes if money was no object. Champs fast and furious Medallists: From left: Grant Kidd, Geordie Inglis and Ray Dare. TROPHY WINNERS & POINTS Speedway action: Darren Emm and Anthony Dale in the men's production race. Photos: DEBBIE TAYLOR Racing was tight and furious and the adrena- lin was pumping at the Kaikohe Speedway s annual club day champs this month. The big engines (LTD, Supers and B) were first out. Warwick Taylor (67) dominated for three rounds in the Taniwha. However, a did not fin- ish in the fourth round meant the trophy went to Geordie Inglis, along with a pair of pink bloomers for the nana who drove at Taipa the week before. Geordie also took away the booby prize of the day for forgetting to put his fuel cap on. John The Hussler Hussey dominated the LTD men s race, leaving Jason Halliday and Nick Caldwell with minor placings. Darren Emm took four wins in the quads race and first place trophy for the day, leaving Gavin Mullen, Steven Emm and Shane Emm fighting for bridesmaid positions. A hard battle was fought between the C men and juniors as Shane Wilson and Sonny Halliday challenged the older drivers all the way. Production ladies day came to an early end when Melissa Timoti 38 rolled her car on town bend after a non- deliberate nudge from Shirley Andresen 85. Didi Roycroft won three of the four rounds and Shirley and Michaela Beadle-Price followed taking minor placings. Mike James took a win over Bruce Simpsons Vallent in the B-grade. Veteran racer Wendy Scott had her wins cut out for her when Deb Wilson took two wins. The day came down to a run-off between the two. But Deb developed car issues and was unable the complete the race. Racing was tight and furious in the men s pro- duction and super pro- duction race. Thirteen cars had everyone on the edges of their seats. Ray Dare 888 emerged the victor for the day in production and Tony Taylor the winner in super production. Supers 1st with 25 points: Geordie Inglis 51. 2nd with 21 points: Warwick Taylor 67. LTD 1st with 27 points: John Hussey 27. 2nd with 23 points: Nic Caldwell 23. 3rd with 17 points: Jason Halliday. Juniors 1st with 28 points: Shane Wilson 22. 2nd with 24 points: Sonny Halliday 56. C Lady 1st with 28 points: Wendy Scott 12. 2nd with 28 points (did not finish run-off): Deb Wilson 22. Quads 1st with 27 points: Darren Emm NZ1. 2nd with 25 points: Gavin Mullen 157. 3rd with 19 points: Steve Emm NZ2. 4th with 13 points: Shane Emm. Production Lady 1st with 28 points: Didi Roycroft 8. 2nd with 21 points: Shirley Andresen 85. 3rd with 16 points: Michaela Beadle-Price 102. 4th with 10 points: Melissa Timoti 38. Super Production 1st with 27 points: Tony Taylor 103. 2nd with 25 points: George Price 100. Production Men 1st with 37 points: Ray Dare 888. 2nd with 33 points: Grant Kidd 777. 3rd with 32 points: Rex Roycroft 8. 4th with 27 points: Anthony Dale 90.
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